Featuring 100 captivating images by Master Photographer Oscar Lozoya and text by Peter Skinner, The Art of B&W Portrait Photography unveils all of the creative and technical skills that photographers need to produce portraits with personality.
Drawing on subjects ranging from regular portrait clients, to professional artists, to street people from his neighborhood, Lozoya's elegant posing and lighting techniques transform portraits into mythical scenes. you'll get behind the scenes on each shoot, seeing how Lozoya designs a set, selects the right clothes, adds makeup and props and more.
Step-by-step discussion and diagrams also provide technical details about how each portrait was created, giving you the insight and skills you need to begin creating your own such works, in the studio or on location.
A complete analysis of Oscar Lozoya's dramatic lighting strategies, special shooting techniques and fine printing make this book a must for photographers looking to infuse their black & white portraits with styles and drama.
About the Author: Oscar Lozoya began his creative interests with drawing and painting and then became a professional musician in his teens. Then he discovered photography. After starting his own studio, Oscar began shooting commercial photography. He found that many of the same techniques and models used in commercial photography could also be used in fine art photography.
Lozoya was named Photographer/Director of the Year for five consecutive years, 1996 through 2000 through the Professional Photographers Association of New Mexico. Oscar became a member of The Professional Photographers of America in 1996, and has thirteen prints accepted into the National Loan Collection. Oscar's artwork is exhibited in museums internationally.
Lozoya's photographic art is represented in the United States by the Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa Fe and in Latin America by Dr. Enrique Cortazar of the National Fine Arts Institute of Mexico.